ProViking - Development of Functional Products in a Distributed Virtual EnvironmentFoundation for Strategic Research via the ProViking research programme.

2003-2006 (finalized)


This research programme proposes to investigate the development of Functional Products, the development of integration between hardware, software and service. The research will be carried out in close collaboration with industry and in four work packages, all focused on the development of Functional Products but targeting different aspects of it.


Role: Co-applicant, researcher and supervisor
Type: Research
Keywords: Functional Product Development, Knowledge Enabled Engineering, Distributed Engineering, Product Development
Application area: Aeronautics and Space, Automotive, Cutting tools, Hydraulic engines
Time frame: 2003-2006
Funding: 28 MSEK
Research unit: Luleå University of Technology
Partners: Foundation for Strategic Research, Conex AB, Hägglunds Drives, Volvo Aero Corporation, Volvo Car Corporation, AB Sandvik Coromant



  • Functional product development : discussing knowledge enabling technologies
  • A service perspective on product development : towards functional products
  • In search of innovation : grasping the concept of needs
  • Knowledge exchange challenges within the extended enterprise
  • Functional product innovation : reaping the benefits of simulation driven design
  • Functional product development : an explorative view
  • On the way to knowledge awareness in early design
  • Getting physical : interacting with physical objects in distributed collaboration
  • Design for versatility : the changing face of workspaces for collaborative design
  • Sharing the unshareable : distributed product review using tangibles
  • Getting physical : tangibles in a distributed virtual environment
  • Re-experiencing engineering meetings : knowledge reuse challenges from virtual meetings
  • Distributed team innovation : a framework for distributed product development
  • Probing for innovation : how small design teams collaborate